Why are EPA & DHA important?
Your body needs fatty acids in order to survive. The body itself is able to produce all fatty acids, except for two: linoleic acid (LA), in the omega-6 family, and alpha-linoleic acid (ALA) in the omega-3 family. These two fatty acids can only be supplied from nutrition, and are therefore seen as essential fatty acids (EFAs). Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in coldwater fish (and fish oil), green vegetables and flaxseed oils, are the essential elements of a healthy diet.
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are fatty acids of the omega-3 family, which the human body is able to produce out of ALA. However, the human body is very inefficient in this process. Therefore, in order to directly benefit from the advantages of omega-3 fatty acids, one should take EPA and DHA directly.
Benefits of Life Extension MEGA EPA/DHA
Most supplements only contain ALA or are very low in EPA/DHA. Molecular distilled MEGA EPA/DHA contains twice as much EPA and DHA as most commercial fish oil capsules do. Mega EPA/DHA also contains vitamin E, which protects against oxidative damage.
Dosage and use of MEGA EPA/DHA
Mega EPA-DHA omega-3 softgels is a dietary supplement which falls under the category of fatty acids.
Take two softgels one to three times a day during with food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner. The beneficial effect on brainfunction and vision is reached by taking 2 x 1 softgels daily. The beneficial effect on bloodpressure is obtained by taking 2 x 2 softgels daily, the beneficial effect on the heart is obtained by taking 3 x 3 softgels daily.
An important tip is to take the softgels with a meal that already contains saturated fats, because this highly enhances the absorption.
Amount Per Serving
|Calories from Fat||20|
|Totaal Fat||2 g|
|Vitamine E (as D-alpha-tocopherol)||4 IU|
|Fish Oil Concentrate||2000 mg|
|EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)||720 mg†|
|DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)||480 mg†|
Other ingredients: highly refined fish oil concentrate (anchovy, sardine), gelatin, glycerin, purified water, carob color, rosemary extract.
†Gas Chromatography by A%
Molecularly distilled MEGA EPA/DHA contains twice as much EPA and DHA as conventional fish oil capsules.
Store in a dry and cool place.
This product is a dietary supplement and is not a replacement for a healthy and balanced diet.
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